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Red-Lentil Hummus

Photo: Travis Rathbone
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield Makes: 3 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp)
Serve Red-Lentil Hummus with toasted pita bread, or your favorite veggies for a tasty party appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for finishing
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 garlic clove, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Pinch sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • Greek yogurt, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 64
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 50 mg
  • calcium 8 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place lentils in a 2-quart pot; cover with 2 cups water. Boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender (about 20 minutes).

  2. Combine lentils, salt, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and coriander in a food processor and blend until smooth.

  3. To serve: Spoon hummus into a shallow bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Top with Greek yogurt if desired.

Cook's Notes

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